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Chiropractic Providers

Sheri Brown, DC
Dr. Sheri Brown has been practicing chiropractic care for 13 years. She is a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic University in San Jose, California, and practiced in California for six years before relocating with her family to Colorado. In addition to chiropractic, Dr. Brown has a special interest in treating various conditions in children through nutrition. She has received certification to treat autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and acid reflux disorders.

John Hanks, DC
Dr. John Hanks has been in solo chiropractic practice since 1974. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics and is certified as a chiropractor. He is a graduate of Bradley University and the National College of Chiropractic and holds a master's degree in Health Care Systems from the University of Denver. Dr. Hanks has served on the faculty of Colorado College of Chiropractic and is a visiting professor at the Waseda School of Healing in Tokyo, Japan. He has taught on the postgraduate faculties of three chiropractic colleges and has served as a consultant to the insurance industry on many occasions. Dr. Hanks has also served as a consultant to complementary and alternative medicine clinics and massage schools.

Carrie Lachermeier, DC
Dr. Carrie Lachermeier graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2000 and has been in active practice for six years. She has a wide variety of experience in chiropractic with a strong focus on injury rehabilitation and on helping her patients improve musculoskeletal strength through healthy lifestyle choices, chiropractic, and massage. Dr. Lachermeier encourages all her patients to enjoy a variety of activities and to learn to listen to their bodies. She is very passionate about her work and committed to helping her patients realize their fullest potential in wellness. Dr. Lachermeier enjoys providing excellent chiropractic care and education to patients, physicians, and staff at Kaiser Permanente.

Borden Smith, DC
Dr. Borden Smith has been in active chiropractic practice for 17 years. He graduated cum laude from Life Chiropractic College in 1986 and owned a practice in Burlington, Vermont, for five years. After selling his practice he moved to Evergreen, Colorado, where he has practiced for the last 12 years. Dr. Smith provides comprehensive chiropractic care to hundreds of patients. He brings enthusiasm and excitement to Kaiser Permanente and enjoys providing excellent chiropractic service and education to patients, doctors, and staff.

Catherine A. Valen, DC
Dr. Catherine Valen graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1986 and has been in active practice for the last 21 years. In addition to chiropractic, Dr. Valen has extensive experience in other areas of health care, including certification as an athletic trainer, a degree in nutrition, and special training in post-traumatic brain injury. For the last 19 years, she has specialized in difficult or resistant cases that require special techniques or considerations, and her patients have been known to travel from other states to work with her. Dr. Valen loves her work and is extremely committed to providing thorough and excellent care to all of her patients, helping them reach their highest wellness potential and health goals. She brings her passion, enthusiasm, and experience to Kaiser Permanente.

John Waring, DC
Dr. John Waring received a bachelor of science from Michigan State University in 1981 and received his chiropractic training and degree at Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia, in 1985. He has been practicing chiropractic in the Denver/Aurora area since 1986. His practice focuses on neuromusculoskeletal disorders, including sports injuries. Dr. Waring has a private practice in addition to his work with Kaiser Permanente, and he previously worked at a chronic pain clinic directed by two medical doctors. He was selected as a participating provider in a chronic neck pain research study performed in conjunction with doctors of chiropractic and medical doctors at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Currently Dr. Waring is on the advisory board for Columbine Chiropractic Plan, and he has acted as a proctor for the Colorado State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Justin Dukes, DC, CSCS
Dr. Justin Dukes received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Vermont and then went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic training at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon.  As a chiropractor with a passion for fitness and functional movement, he blends his unique skills as chiropractic physician and functional fitness trainer to improve his patients as fast as physically possible. In his practice, Dr. Dukes utilizes thorough functional evaluations and treatments, Graston Technique, Active Release Technique, functional neurology, and spinal and extremity adjusting.

Meghan Dukes, DC, MSPT
Dr. Meghan Dukes attended Boston University where she completed both a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy.  After spending time in a few different realms of physical therapy practice, she returned to the academic world and completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Dukes moved to Denver in 2007 and has since joined the Kaiser Permanente Center for Complementary Medicine.  Her treatments focus on a balance of both chiropractic therapy and manual muscle work utilizing both Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston Technique.

Ron Malpiede, DC
Dr. Ron Malpiede is a Colorado native, completing under graduate education at Auraria campus and graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College K.C. in 1976. Dr. Malpiede completed post graduate Orthopedic training through National College and holds a certificate of completion in Chiropractic Orthopedics through Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Southern California University of Health and Science and developed graduate research projects in biomechanics at the University of Denver department of Sports Science.

Jason Markijohn, DC
Dr. Jason Markijohn, D.C. completed his undergraduate studies at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. In 2000, He completed his graduate studies at Sherman College of Chiropractic and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in December of that year.Since graduating, Dr. Jason has completed over 200 hours of continuing education with a focus on human nutrition, muscle strengthening/rehabilitation, and core muscle stabilization. Dr. Jason is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Colorado in October of 2006. He is a diehard fan of the Steelers and Penguins. Outside of the office, you may see Dr. Jason playing ice hockey, running with his Siberian Huskies, at the gym or attending a live music show. Dr. Jason's family and loved ones are an integral part of his life. He thanks all of them for their continued love and support!Dr. Jason Markijohn's professional mission is to assist multitudes of people live healthier lives and let people know that a wellness oriented lifestyle can assist you in reaching your optimum health goals. Dr. Jason will assist you in reaching your maximum health potential and will give you the best options for your health care decisions.

Garrett Neff, DC, CSCS
Dr. Neff was born and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota and has now found home in beautiful Boulder, CO. Dr. Neff graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2010. His primary focus during his education was on sports injuries, functional movement patterns, and rehabilitation. His undergraduate studies were accomplished at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, receiving a B.S. Degree in Kinesiology. During his Palmer tenure, he worked as a medical provider in several events throughout Northern California such as the North Face Endurance Challenge, Sea Otter Classic, National Senior Games, and Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Since that time Dr. Neff has also worked at the Olympic Level as a chiropractor for the World Cup Freestyle Ski Competition in Calgary, AB in 2010 and 2011. Throughout the year of 2011, he had the pleasure of working with the National Canadian Freestyle Ski Team - Moguls and Aerials, as well as the men's and women's National Canadian Speed Skating Team - Long and Short Track.


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